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KEY STAGE 4 WELCOME EVENING WELCOME EVENING. Head of Year – Mrs Rens Assistant Head of Year – Mr P Seton Progress Manager – Miss L. Summerfield Form Tutors.

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1 KEY STAGE 4 WELCOME EVENING WELCOME EVENING

2 Head of Year – Mrs Rens Assistant Head of Year – Mr P Seton Progress Manager – Miss L. Summerfield Form Tutors Mrs ByrneMr Platt Mrs HalesMrs Ratcliffe Mrs MidwoodMr Williams Mrs LeeMiss Lally

3 WELCOME EVENING The Year 10 Team would like to welcome you to the start of Key Stage 4

4 WELCOME EVENING Our Core Values bind our community together and underpin the outstanding achievements of our students

5 WELCOME EVENING The Two Years Ahead KS4 is a 2 year process, building towards the main examination season in Year 11, although most subjects have assessments throughout the two years YEAR 10YEAR 11 TERM 1TERM 2TERM 3TERM 1TERM 2TERM 3 We are here

6 WELCOME EVENING Year 9/10 award ceremony – 25 th September. Courses begin. Students and Teachers set Target Grades based upon KS2/3 performance and their aspirations Progress & Development Logs launched Parents’ consultation evenings 5th December 2013 Progress Assessment – Expected Grade not Current Level Btec Science examination is this term on 14 th November TERM 1

7 WELCOME EVENING TERM 2 Courses will schedule Controlled Assessment Tasks Controlled assessments take place in Science – Core science. Jan/Mar. Progress Assessment 2 generated and published

8 WELCOME EVENING Year 10 Examinations GCSE Science exam. in May/June TBA GCSE English exam. in May/June TBA GCSE Mathematics exam. May/June TBA Progress Assessment 3 and Yr 10 reports published Year 10 Review Day 10th July 2014 TERM 3

9 WELCOME EVENING YEAR 11 Year 10 Awards’ ceremony Parental Study Skills/workshops/drop in Evenings Predictor Examinations for all GCSE Subjects Work Experience 1 week in December Y11 Parents’ Consultation Evening Progress Assessment Reports 4 and 5 Phased Coursework Deadlines towards April 2015 Main GSCE examinations begin in May 2015

10 WELCOME EVENING EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES We would encourage students to involve themselves in a wide variety of activities during their KS4, to enjoy a breadth of experiences to help them develop into well rounded, successful individuals. Students should aim record their involvement in their Personal Development Log and record experiences in all areas of activities. Deyes High has an incredible array of opportunities open to students in Year 10 Sports Clubs, Form Teams and School Teams Dance, Drama and Choirs, Music Clubs and Concerts Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes GCSE Subject workshops and clubs Conferences and events School visits, field and sporting trips and holidays All activities are well publicised through the school bulletin and Form Time

11 Attendance & Punctuality We would love every student to have 100% attendance during KS4! Research shows that a consistent loss of 5% throughout school will down grade GCSE results by 1 Grade - only full or near full attendance will ensure success 10 days absence 10 days absence: 7 hrs English, 7 hrs Mathematics, 9 hrs Science 23 hrs Option Choices For unavoidable absences: Please leave message with school (each day) Brief note in planner when the student returns Morning register: Morning register: 8.45am -children moving to form rooms at 8:40am Afternoon register: Afternoon register: 1.10pm -children moving to form rooms at 1:05pm Attendance & Punctuality records Attendance & Punctuality records -automatically generated -forming part of termly reporting

12 Leave of Absence Recent amendments to the Education ( Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 Head teachers no longer have the right to grant leave of absence Local Authority has the power to levy fixed penalty noticesExceptions: families of service personnel on leave exceptional circumstances - defined as unavoidable family commitments Consequently from 1 st September we will not authorise absence requests for family holidays

13 Student Planner Home Student School Please check the planner on a regular basis and sign it at the weekend Include any comments or messages you wish to communicate Students record their homework and assignments Tutors will discuss targets, progress and achievements each week Students maintain planners as an official document -record all aspects of their school life Planners will be monitored by the Pastoral Team and used as a source document for personal statements and testimonials

14 WELCOME EVENING VLE All students have access to the VLE which is an interactive learning platform designed to enhance and support learning from within school and at home. It is one year old now, more and more information will be available on there. It is important that you encourage your children to use this system as past papers, revision material and homework will all be on there. As parents you also have access to the VLE, it is another tool you can use to monitor and track their progress. Please use this facility as the VLE updates instantly so data is very current. You should all have passwords which were sent out last academic year. Obviously sometimes there are login issues or password issues, please note them down as you leave.

15 Contact

16 WELCOME EVENING Form Tutors locations. S1 – Mrs BryneS21 – Mr Platt S2 – Miss MidwoodS22 – Mrs Radcliffe S3 – Mrs BradyS23 – Mrs Hales S4 – Miss Lally S24 – Mrs Lee

17 WELCOME EVENING AQA ENGLISH English is a two year course. Year 10 students will either study English OR English Language & English Literature. Sets 1,2,3 and 4 will be studying AQA English Language and English Literature Sets 5 and 6 will be studying AQA English Language. English Language consists of 3 units (sets 1-4) Unit 1: Understanding and producing non fiction (2hr 15m Exam) 60% First entry June 2014 Unit 2: Speaking and Listening (3 tasks) accredited but does not count towards final grade. Unit 3a. Extended Reading (Controlled Assessment) 15% Unit 3b Creative Writing (Controlled Assessment) 15% Unit 3c Spoken Language Study (Controlled Assessment) 10% The Core Subjects in Year 10

18 WELCOME EVENING The Core Subjects in Year 10

19 WELCOME EVENING MATHS Exam Board: Edexcel Specification: Linear course (1MA0H for Higher and 1MA0F for Foundation) It is assessed by a 100% examination at the end of the course. Both Calculator (50%) and Non Calculator (50%)exam will be sat. Began the GCSE at the beginning of year 9 View to complete at the end of year 10. Opportunity then to re-sit and improve grades in year 11. For those who meet their targets and do not wish to proceed any further; A level 3 algebra course to strengthen algebra skills ready for A-Level. A Functional skills course to develop their ability to apply Mathematics in the real world. Both are examined and qualifications rewarded. As it stands an exam will be sat at the end of year 10 (May/June) Revision Guides: from cgpbooks.co.uk or from Mr. Ellis/Mr. Platt.cgpbooks.co.uk Useful websites: mymaths.co.ukmymaths.co.uk The Core Subjects in Year 10

20 WELCOME EVENING Year 10 AQA SEPARATE SCIENCES Comprises: Three exams and Controlled Assessment per subject. All exams and 3 controlled assessments are completed in year 11 but important development of controlled assessment skills occurs throughout year 10. YEAR 10 AQA CORE SCIENCE Comprises : Three examinations in June and Controlled Assessment. Controlled Assessments take place throughout January and March. This will complete the award of AQA Science in Year 10. In Year 11 Students will follow a similar pattern of events to achieve Additional Science GCSE. Year 10 BTEC Science Portfolio of evidence built up via assignments across all 3 subjects. The first examination is this term on 14th November. The Core Subjects in Year 10

21 WELCOME EVENING ART WELSH WJEB examination board. YEAR 10 – A study of Cityscapes and the work of Michael Gutteridge and Liam Spencer. YEAR 11 – Continuing coursework, second project “Africa”. Final exam and display completed by Easter. Trips are offered on the course- New York, London Clubs are available during lunchtimes in L10 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school.

22 WELCOME EVENING GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES This is a two Year AQA option which is split into three distinct areas of study. Setting up a business, Business Growth and an Investigation of larger businesses. The GCSE route involves Two external exam assessments along with one ‘controlled assessment’ work. We deliver via a range of topical, appropriate and up to date media including the Internet as well as group, paired and individual learning tasks. Paper 1 – 40% Paper 2 – 35% Controlled assessment – 25% Exam sat once at the end of year 11. BTEC Enterprise Level 2 Portfolio ( Seven Units) put together over 2 years. – Equal Weighting

23 WELCOME EVENING EXPRESSIVE ARTS (GCSE) This course provides opportunity for students who are interested in the Arts. It is practical based with coursework folders. Students can work alone or in groups. You will select from variety of art forms - visual art, drama, dance, music, moving images - specialise in your stronger areas. Unit 1 Controlled Test – 40% of total marks 15 hours supervised time to create a presentation/performance integrating 2 art forms and an evaluation. Taken around March in year 11. Unit 2 Coursework - 60% of total marks from 2 pieces of Coursework completed throughout the 2 years.(Equal weighting) 15 hour Exam will occur in Yr 11 (Autumn Term) Opportunities to work with outside experts in a variety of different art forms. Practical – 40% Working notebook – 20%

24 WELCOME EVENING FOOD (CATERING) Exam Board – WJEC (Welsh Board) Specification – Single Award Catering Task 1 – Two practical assessments Year 10 20% February (2 x double lessons) Task 2 - Year 11 Two practical assessments Very important – students will have a double food practical lesson each week. They must provide the necessary ingredients to take part each week.

25 WELCOME EVENING GEOGRAPHY Exam Board – Edexcel Exam Code – 5GAOH/F Linear course with three separate exams at the end of Year 11 1 day residential fieldtrip to Borrowdale ( L. District) Coursework – A study of tourism in Keswick, Lake District. Will be completed during term 1 Year 11. Controlled Assessment beginning of Feb Year 11. Text books and revision guides available from dept.

26 WELCOME EVENING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTING ICT Cambridge Nationals (IS) 4 Units - 3 Portfolio, 1 examined Exam board - OCR Exam Code – J810 ICT GCSE Exam board - OCR Exam Code – J461 COMPUTING GCSE – Examined in Year 11 Exam board - OCR Exam Code – J275 Revision Software - Examined in Year 11 Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Web Premium CS5, Audacity- Sound, Visual Basic.Net

27 ICT GCSE J461 OCR Coursework in Year 10 Unit BO62: Solving Problems with ICT. Single Award 30% Controlled Assessment: 20 hrs. Unit BO64: Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions. Single Award 30% Controlled Assessment: 20 hrs. Examinations in Year 11 Unit BO61: Understanding ICT. Single Award 20%. External Assessment: 1½ hours Unit BO63: ICT in Organisations. Single Award 20% External Assessment: 1½ hours ICT Computing J275 OCR - Three units: Coursework in Year 10 and 11 Unit A452 — Practical Investigation. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30% Unit A453 — Programming Project. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30% Examination Year 11 Unit A451 — Computer systems and programming - Written paper 1.5 hours. 40% of the qualification ICT Cambridge Nationals J810 OCR Coursework Yr 10 and 11 Compulsory - Unit ROO2 - Using ICT skills to create business solutions 25% Optional - Unit ROO5 – Creating an interactive product using multimedia components 25% - Unit ROO7 – Creating dynamic products using sound and vision 25% Examination Yr 11 - Unit ROO1 - Understanding computer systems 25%

28 ICT Computing J275 OCR - Three units: Coursework in Year 10 and 11 Unit A452 — Practical Investigation. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30% Unit A453 — Programming Project. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30%. Examination Year 11 - Unit A451 — Computer systems and programming - Written paper 1.5 hours. 40% of the qualification ICT Cambridge Nationals J810 OCR Coursework Yr 10 and 11 Compulsory - Unit ROO2 - Using ICT skills to create business solutions 25% Optional - Unit ROO5 – Creating an interactive product using multimedia components 25% - Unit ROO7 – Creating dynamic products using sound and vision 25% Examination Yr 11 - Unit ROO1 - Understanding computer systems 25%

29 WELCOME EVENING HISTORY EXAM BOARD : OCR EXAM CODE: History B Modern World – J417 Coursework Title: War on Terror Revision Guides – Produced by the department

30 WELCOME EVENING Performing Arts : Dance Exam Board: WJEC UNIT 1 (120 marks) Controlled Assessment 60% Controlled Assessment; Exploring Performing Arts: Dance specialism and the Performing Arts Industry; Internally assessed and externally moderated in April/May. UNIT 2 (80 marks) External Assessment 40% Themed Showcase Performance; Candidates will either create a performance in response to a theme; Externally Assessed between March and May. Possible Trips –Theatre visits, Clothes show Live and visits from performers and companies. Students will be expected to participate in extra curricular rehearsals after school.

31 WELCOME EVENING MUSIC Exam Board: AQA Two year course Solo Performance – 20% Ensemble Performance – 20% Compostition 1 with Appraisal – 20% Composition 2 – 20% Listending Exam (at the end of year 11) – 20% Deadlines throughout year 10 (Feb half term). 2012/2013 stats 96% A* - C, 78% A* - B Useful websites : VLE - Specification available

32 WELCOME EVENING Modern Foreign Languages French/ Spanish Exam Board : EDEXCEL Speaking Task May/June TBC – 30% 2 Written Task Feb/March. June/July TBC – 30% Revision Software linguascope.com zut.org.uk Useful Websites VLE New software

33 WELCOME EVENING PHYSICAL EDUCATION –(Edexcel) Unit 1-The theory of Physical Education (40%) Written Paper – 1 hour 30 minutes (marked out of 80) Students are examined on the two sections covered in yr 10 and 11; 1.1-Healthy, active lifestyles and 1.2- Your healthy, active body 2 lessons of theory over 2 weeks Examination in May 2015 Unit 2- Performance in Physical Education (60%) Section 2.1-Practical performance (48%) Students top 4 coursework marks will be assessed under controlled conditions from February- May 2015 (Yr 11) – students will be assessed as a performer and a official. 3 lessons of practical over 2 weeks Section 2.2-Analysis of performance (12%) Students will complete the analysis of performance on one of their top 4 activities

34 WELCOME EVENING PSYCHOLOGY AQA GCSE Psychology is a two year course. We cover five topics in Year 10 and five topics in Year 11. (Two External exams) – Equal Weighting Topics studied in year 10:- Memory Non –verbal communication Development of personality Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination Research methods Topics studied in Year 11:- Social Influence Learning Aggression Sex and Gender Further research methods The course is assessed through 2 external examinations. Useful website:

35 WELCOME EVENING Religious Education Exam Board : AQA Exam Code : 40552, Useful information : No coursework. Short course option is available 2 exams in May/June of 2015 – 50% each of the final grade Please be aware that some stimulus material for issues such as animal rights, war, crime, drugs, euthanasia, and abortion can be of a sensitive nature so please do not hesitate to ask the RE team if you have any questions or concerns about this.

36 WELCOME EVENING SOCIOLOGY AQA GCSE Sociology is a two year course. We cover three topics in Year 10 and three topics in Year 11 ( Two external Exams ) – Equal Weighting. Topics studied in year 10:- Education Family Research methods Topics studied in Year 11:- Crime and Deviance Mass Media Inequality The course is assessed through 2 external examinations. Useful website:

37 WELCOME EVENING TECHNOLOGY- Electronics / Product Design Exam Board: AQA Exam Code: Coursework completed piecemeal across Year 10 and Year 11. Coursework – 60%. Feb 11. Examination – 40%. End of year 11. Useful websites: Students will be issued a book

38 WELCOME EVENING Technology –TEXTILES Exam Board – AQA Specification - Textiles Technology Year 10 may start coursework Year 11 February completed Fabric is provided in Year 10 for all practical subjects. Students purchase their own fabric for final coursework piece in Year 11.

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